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SSENSE: Lead Editor Of English Content & Localization


This is a Full-time position in Montreal, QC posted April 6, 2021.

Company DescriptionSSENSE, pronounced [es-uhns], is a Montreal-based fashion platform with global reach.

Founded in 2003, SSENSE is pacing the vanguard of directional retail with a mix of luxury, streetwear, and avant-garde labels.

We produce industry-leading original content and take pride in building our own technology solutions and systems from scratch.

Our field of focus has grown beyond that of a typical e-commerce entity as we explore the nexus of content, commerce, and culture.Currently serving 150 countries, generating an average of 88 million monthly page views, and achieving high double digit annual growth since inception, SSENSE is becoming a cultural protagonist in its own right.Job DescriptionReporting to the Associate Manager of English Content, the Lead Editor is responsible for ensuring the best-in-class quality of our written content and localization strategies for various customer touch points.

He/She will develop and implement writing guidelines for various channels and projects, elevating the technical skills of the English team through training, workshops, and feedback.

The ideal candidate has strong collaboration, communication, and influencing abilities and is passionate about developing talent.ResponsibilitiesQuality Assurance 50%Revise all creative English copy, and any other ad hoc requestsWrite, implement, and update tone, approach, and stylistic guidelines for the English channelsMaintain strict standards of quality control and reinforce our tone of voice through editing and training workshops to improve the quality output of the teamMonitor, maintain, and update creative guidelines to ensure content is consistent, accurate, and continuously relevant for our English customersCo-develop and execute on content strategies for ad-hoc requests and projectsWork closely with the English and other language teams in performing various translation and revision assignments as requiredTraining & Development 30%Provide training, mentorship, and timely feedback to the teamDevise individual training plans to elevate the overall quality of our English contentHold one-on-one meetings with team members for quality review purposes, ensuring continuous improvement in terms of writing skills Provide feedback on individual performance to the Associate Manager with respect to quality targetsExecute and lead in-person on-boarding and training programs with other editors at all levels of the teamProduction Management 20%Manage deadlines and resource allocation for editorial production and other ad-hoc projectsProduce written work for editorial or other projects as requiredLead research efforts to support the Associate Manager’s business priorities and requirementsQualificationsBachelor’s degree in English Literature, Communications, Journalism, Marketing or a related fieldA minimum of 5 years experience in writing, editing, translation and adaptation, ideally in an agency or as part of a content team in a high-volume publishing environmentMastery of English grammar, spelling, and usage including ability to craft culturally-sensitive textsExcellent verbal and written skills in FrenchSuperior research skillsSolid understanding of tone of voice, with an ability to adapt to different writing stylesStrong grasp of SEM, SEO, and content marketing strategiesSkillsDetail-oriented and versatile writer Demonstrated knowledge of fashion, pop culture, and contemporary art and designAbility to articulate and present creative ideasAbility to work with tight deadlinesExcellent communication and interpersonal skillsAbility to multitask and manage project priorities to meet deadlinesCreative and agile thinker who is self-motivated and collaborativeExcellent analytical, problem solving, and organizational skillsExperience and desire to develop talent